Ways to help with mental health


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Gabby Davis, Staff Writer

       With the stress of being a teen in today’s age of social media, meeting high beauty standards and feeling rejected for being out of the norm can be tough. Luckily, at the end of the day, none of those standards define teens as people. However, when kids are struggling with bad thoughts because of drama with friends or family, or anything internal, they aren’t alone, and there are many, simple ways they can change their mindset and feel better.

        MentalHealth.gov explains different types of mental illness and provides help for everyone. Even if someone doesn’t have a mental illness and is just feeling down, there are tips for that. Some simple tips include building a support system and talking to others who can help them grow as a person.

       Calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) is a resource with professionals to help guide someone in the right direction. 

       Some tips offered to help slowly change a mindset include aiming for 8 hours of sleep, coming up with a list of things you can do to boost mood, exercise, and avoid skipping meals.